New

Organizational

Message Center

STEPS

7

SKILL LEVEL

Organizing in a small space? No problem. Create a stand-alone organization center! Before getting started, Download the Message Center Blueprint.

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Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

SM20-01 Saw-Max Tool Kit

Model # SM20

ACCESSORY

SM500 Wood & Plastic Carbide Wheel

Model # SM500

ACCESSORY

SM510 3" Metal Cut-Off Wheel

Model # SM510

ACCESSORY

SM600 3" Wood & Plastic Flush Cut Wheel

Model # SM600

ACCESSORY

MM430 Multi-Max Multi-Knife

Model # MM430

Materials

  • 1

    Drill Driver + Wood Screws
  • 1

    3/4" MDF Panels
  • 1

    1/4" MDF Panels
  • 1

    Finishing Nails
  • 1

    Wood Glue
  • 1

    2x4 Plank
  • 3

    3/4" x 4" Poplar Planks
  • 1

    Cork /Dry-erase Board (optional)

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

First we will show you how to cut pieces for the casework and shelves. Later on in this project we will provide instruction on adding decorative trim for a finished look. To cut the pieces for your casework and shelves, we used the Dremel Saw-Max with the Wood and Plastic Wheel. Measure and mark your cuts in 3/4" MDF. Mount the SM500 wheel in your Saw-Max tool. With your MDF clamped, turn on your tool and cut along the marked lines. You'll notice that the Carbide finish on the wheel leaves behind a smooth finish.

STEP 2

Step 2

Once you have completed your cuts, join the frame pieces together using screws and a drill, creating two separate boxes. See the Message Center Blueprint for detailed instructions on assembly. Now that your framework is complete, it is time to create shelving. Use 3/4" poplar and complete the next series of cuts with your SM20 tool and SM500 Wood and Plastic Wheel using the cut list provided in the Message Center Blueprint. Space your shelves as desired on one of your boxes and secure them using wood screws from both sides. We added a center 1x2 divider on our other box to separate what will become our cork and dry-erase boards.

STEP 3

Step 3

Space and measure your metal rod, mark your cut, then clap your rod in a vice. Using your SM20 tool with an SM510C Metal Cut-Off Wheel, cut your metal rods to size. Space and measure holes to be drilled for steel rods to act as paper holders.

STEP 4

Step 4

Lay the two frames down and place a section of 2x4x40" between them. To cut your 2x4 quickly and easily we recommend using the 2x4 cutting guide. Measure and mark your line of cut at 40", replace the SM500 wheel with the SM600 Wood and Plastic Flush-Cutting Wheel. Clamp your 2x4 to your workbench, slide the guide along the marked line and cut along your line of cut making one pass, flip the 2x4 over and complete your cut on the second pass. Cut a 12" crosspiece of scrap trim at the top and bottom center on the 2x4 to add stability. Secure the two boxes together to the 2x4 using wood screws.

STEP 5

Step 5

Finishing your boxes will give them a great custom look. Once you have completed your cuts from cut list #2, glue and nail the face frame pieces to the MDF boxes and let dry.

STEP 6

Step 6

Complete your message center with whatever materials you like. Here we used cork, dry-erase and textured wallpaper to create a functional and finished look. For the cork, we measured the inside of our opening at 12-3/4" W x 19-1/8" H. Using a Dremel MM20 with the Multi-Knife accessory, cut the cork panel to size and affix it to the interior of your box with wood glue. Tip: To use this accessory, mount it to your Multi-Max tool, set your speed setting to full speed and use a push or pull motion to work through your material. Note that in order to cut even the most flexible of materials, this blade is sharp. As with any power tool, avoid placing fingers in the way of the working end of your tool.

STEP 7

Step 7

Hang your Message center using heavy duty picture hangers. Hang on the studs of the wall if possible, or be sure to use dry-wall anchors if hanging directly onto dry wall.

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